X-Flight nearing completion, all elements finished
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2001 4:55 AM | Contributed by Millennium Force
In perhaps a day or two, the second Vekoma Flying Dutchman coaster will be finished structurally at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. The final turns, barrel rolls, and helix are finished. The ride is currently over a mass of mud, but rumor has it they will theme it to the degree of Batman: Knight Flight.
A path that leads from the park to the new ride, however, has yet to be made.
Although I liked SFO's 3 new coasters last year, I was not particularly impressed by the park and had planned to skip it this year. X-Flight has changed all this. The pix are really impressive and I can't wait to try it out. I have put SFWoA back on our schedule and X-Flight is #1 on my list of new coasters to try this year.
A new batman water show will be opened on the Sea World side Zar.
Just though I'd let everyone know that as of 1:00 pm, on Tuesday april 5, X-Flight has been completed. The final peice was being loaded when I was there. All that's left is the station, testing, and the entrance to the ride.
A note to all Nay-Sayers who said this ride whould not be on time, one word comes to mind: Ha!
They probably can't do a whole lot in the way of theming since this thing is in the middle of the parking lot :) BKF just has a facade on the station, logos everywhere, that globe thing, and the soundtrack from the first movie playing nonstop. From what I saw of the station frame, I wouldn't expect much more than what MF has for theming.
I was there last night getting my pass processed. I didn't see anything regarding construction on the old road. Any idea how they're going to connect to the park. Is the old road going to be queue blocks or an actual midway extension??
I'm beginning to think you're right, ShiveringTim. It's just weird how that, other than the helix, the ride is elevated at least 10 feet from the ground at all times. I think it would really benefit from having the queue weave under the ride, or water like BKF. The ride really looks like (and quite literally was) just slapped down on the parking lot, as it's not in any way overlapping with the boundaries of the park yet. Oh well, maybe time will tell and the ride will turn out for the better, aesthetically.
I also can't wait to ride X-Flight! Is the reason they haven't put the final 180 degree twist in, I belive, is so they can put the trains on because it doesn't appear to have a holding track but I could be wrong.
The pictures look great I can not wait to go there during the summer. It does seem like they could put the line under the coaster or something. But I hope they theme this ride good and in the next few years the rest of the park!